LEWISBURG — Maxine Prepare dinner couldn’t discover a lipstick she cherished, so the Bucknell College chemical engineering scholar made certainly one of her personal.
Answers to client quandaries are what number of small companies start — companies like Prepare dinner’s Minimum Make-up. The similar can also be stated for fellow Bucknellian Teddy Dumbauld who sought a handy method to make chilly brew espresso in conceiving Apollo Chilly Brew.
The scholars are amongst seven finalists in Bucknell College’s annual BizPitch Pageant. BizPitch appears to be like to encourage entrepreneurial spirit in college scholars who’ve a trade thought, like Dumbauld, or the ones like Prepare dinner who already helm fledgling startups.
Competition get get right of entry to to school advisers and Bucknell’s intensive alumni community, plus use of the Small Industry Building Heart’s StartupLewisburg trade incubator. Finalists make a 5-minute public pitch in a “Shark Tank”-style finale. Winners break up $7,000 in prizes. The reside BizPitch pitch match starts at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 within the Terrace Room of the Elaine Langone Heart on campus.
“I believe BizPitch is a brilliant alternative for college kids to be informed what entrepreneurship looks as if and spot if they have got an entrepreneurial spirit,” Caldwell Harden, 22, of Rhode Island, scholar match coordinator, stated. “No one’s quitting their day jobs.”
Prepare dinner, 21, of Vermont, wiped clean off the kitchen island in her oldsters’ house this summer time and combined small batches of make-up and lotion now on the market at MinimalMakeup.lifestyles with additional info @MinimalMakeupCo on Instagram. Will have to she run low on inventory, she stated she’ll in finding house on campus to concoct extra.
The lipstick is a balm-hybrid and is scented, purposefully sheer to intensify herbal lip colour, Prepare dinner stated. The tubes are hand-painted with watercolor. Her lotion contains diet e, argan oil and aloe vera. It is scented out of the tube, the smell fading in a while after software.
If Prepare dinner wins BizPitch, she plans to make use of the cash to make stronger label printing and put money into a certified advertising and marketing plan.
“If my trade can truly take off and I will be able to have it to make sufficient cash to give a boost to myself, that will be nice. I love being my very own boss,” Prepare dinner stated.
Dumbauld, 22, of Connecticut, is a senior with an interdisciplinary main in visible communications, advertising and marketing entrepreneurship and design. He advanced Apollo Chilly Brew for BizPitch and shifted from a bottled logo to a single-serve thought design is eco-friendly.
Twenty grams of coarsely floor espresso beans are pouched in a biodegradable clear out. Pouches are packaged in a cardboard carton. The espresso is sourced and roasted by way of Bason Espresso Roasting, Danville. Customers plop a pouch in eight to 12 oz. of water and kick back it in a fridge, simple for a handsfree brew in a single day.
Dumbauld hopes to promote espresso on-line, concentrated on faculty scholars. He’s the use of Instagram (@apollocoldbrew) to construct his logo as he works towards a gross sales style. Will have to he win BizPitch, he stated he’ll use the cash towards packaging and stock.
“I need them to be purchased by way of each faculty scholar,” Dumbauld stated. “Espresso and late-night research pass hand in hand.”
Be told extra about BizPitch at www.bucknell.edu/bizpitch.
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